New service facilitates KLIA Ekspres journey

4 Dec 2009

Visitors to Kuala Lumpur can now buy their passage on the KLIA Ekspres train when purchasing their airline tickets.

Amadeus, a global provider of travel technology and ticket distribution systems, recently added Malaysia's high-speed airport rail link to its Airport Express Service.

The partnership between the company and KLIA Ekspres enables more than 100,000 travel agents in 219 markets to provide a value-added service to both inbound and outbound travellers in Malaysia.

"Rail is an increasingly common mode of transportation in many countries in Asia-Pacific. It is also growing rapidly as a convenient option for business travel," said Amadeus Asia-Pacific president David Brett in a statement.

To date, KLIA Ekspres has carried over 26 million passengers between the airport and the city centre since it started operations in 2002. The non-stop service takes 28 minutes and runs on a 15-minute interval during peak hours.

Round-trip train fare is MYR70 (US$30) for an adult and MYR30 (US$9) for a child between two and 12 years old.

KLIA Ekspres expands Amadeus Airport Express network, which includes Heathrow Express in London and Arlanda Express in Stockholm. Meanwhile, Amadeus also enables travellers in the region to book the Eurostar rail with their flights to London, Paris or Brussels.

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Gigi Onag

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